Make geometric magnets
If your kids love creating patterns and are right into shapes or learning about geometry, they’ll love these handmade geometric magnets. Make your magnets in different colours for hours of sticky, creative fun!
What you need:
- adhesive magnetic paper (try craft or dollar shops)
- thin coloured cardboard
- a ruler
- cutting mat or chopping board
Number of players:
Step 1. Get together your supplies to make geometric magnets.
Step 2. Peel back the adhesive backing on the magnet sheet.
Step 3. Stick on a piece of coloured cardboard and gently smooth it over, making sure there are no creases or bubbles.
Step 4. Work out the best sizes for your sheet size and cut into squares. The squares we used were 6cm x 6cm.
Step 5. Cut each square in half diagonally to create two triangles. Repeat with various colours of your choice.
Triangles are possibly the most versatile shape for magnets – children can create larger triangles, squares, thin trapezoids, diamonds, pinwheels, stars … The different colours also allow them to create patterns and let their imagination take over.
This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.